Wells-next-the-Sea

Primary & Nursery School

Year 2

Staff: Mrs H Norman, Mrs Sheldrake, Miss Myhill, Mrs Hems and Mrs Chesterman

Maths

This half term, Year 2 will be revising division and the vocabulary associated with this part of the Maths curriculum. Following this, we will complete units of learning on Money and then Statistics. We will use a variety of manipulatives including cubes, bead strings, 100 squares and tens frames to help us.

In all of our learning we will think about why we believe our answers to be correct and how we can prove this.

English

We will start by using the text ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward. This will include creating a dragon guide and encyclopaedia, letters of advice, a dragon machine explanation and various descriptions.

After that, our text will be ‘Ocean Meets the Sky’ by The Fan Brothers. This will involve writing character and setting descriptions, diary entries and postcards and creating an extended fantasy story.

Alongside our English, we will continue to have daily phonics or spellings lessons and reading sessions. We will also continue to improve our handwriting and start to practise joining up our letters.

Discovery Learning

In our learning this half term we will be finding out about ‘Can we fly?’

History

Our question for our learning this half term will link to our History. We will find out about The Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart. We will also think about how flying has changed since those times.

Science

In Science, we will be finding out about animals, and also humans, and the important things we need to help us grow and survive. We will include scientific thinking in our lessons and use enquiry to help us further our knowledge.

PE

Our PE sessions will be on a Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon so please can children be wearing their PE kit on those days. They will need school shoes on but trainers to change into.

Woodlands

Our woodland session will be on a Monday afternoon. Please come to school in long sleeved clothes with trousers and with wellies available should it be wet. You will need to wear school shoes and then change into your outdoor footwear at the relevant time.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is our main form of communication with parents. We try to post most days and this could be information about your child's learning, reminders or general notices.

Home Learning

A home learning menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half term, handing them in on a Thursday. 

Belongings

Please ensure your child's clothing and belongings are clearly labelled including their woodland kit.